Teilhard Knight teilhk at
Sun Feb 15 17:09:43 PST 2004

I posted some days before I intend to install FreeBSD on the first partition
of a master disk on the secondary channel. I was lucky nobody replied The
installation fails just when the partitions are to be written.

I have noticed that the installer detects one disk as ad4 (master, primary
channel), and the other as ad6. Now, counting my IDE drives, including HDs,
I have only 5 of them. So, why the installer wants to create a root
partition where there is nothing (ad6s1)? I suppose the floppy drive doesn't
count as a IDE drive.

The error I get is: "couldn't create a new root filesystem". Could you help?

Teilhard Knight
The Extraterrestrial

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